Memory Tree Event

Journey Through Loss of a Young Child Society supports bereaved mothers who have experienced the loss of a young child. This group will be hosting their annual Memory Tree Event for bereaved parents, siblings, extended family and friends who would like to decorate a tree in memory of children who have passed away.  

 Memory Tree Event:
Sunday, December 2, 2018, 1:00 pm – 3:30pm

Alberta Children’s Hospital - 4th Floor Conference Rooms

During the event, each family is invited to place a small ornament/photo of their child on the tree in their memory, which is followed by a candle lighting ceremony and refreshments. Crafts for the children will be led by volunteers. Once decorated, the tree is placed on the second floor of the Alberta Children’s Hospital for viewing during the month of December through New Year’s Day. 

If you are unable to come to the event, you are welcome to hang an ornament on the tree at any time during the month of December. The tree will be taken down the first week of January. Any ornaments remaining on the tree at take-down will be kept for safekeeping by the Society. 

For further information contact info@journeythroughlosscalgary.org.


Candlelight Service

Caring Beyond is a peer support group for parents who have lost their baby due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, neonatal death or interruption due to poor prenatal diagnosis.    

Christmas Candlelight Memorial Service:
Friday, December 7, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Conference Rooms 2, 3, and 4 on the 4th Floor - Alberta Children’s Hospital

This is a special ceremony to remember our precious babies whom we have loved and lost.  Families, friends and children are invited to bring an ornament to decorate a Christmas tree in memory of their baby.

Ornaments will then be taken home and can be added to the baby’s memory box.

For more information, please find Caring Beyond on Facebook or please leave a message on our volunteer-led phone line at 403.944.2209.


Candlelight Ceremony

Compassionate Friends is a self-help group for bereaved parents who meet monthly on the 3rd Monday of the month.  

Annual Candle lighting Service:
Sunday, December 9th at 6:45 pm

First Evangelical Free Church at 732 55th Ave SW
(corner of Elbow drive and 54th Ave) 

Please bring a photograph of your child in a stand-up frame for display at the ceremony.  Also, if you have a digital photo (jpg), please email a copy to tcfcalgary(at)outlook.com  prior to December 7th if you would like to have your child included in the PowerPoint presentation.